For the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders, Oakland proved to be an eventful night. Both Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger were involved in incidents that were out of their control; however their results showed that they were able to pull through in tough situations. Plessinger finished seventh in the main after having to go to the last chance and Webb came all the way to second, after an aggressive move from another rider put him on the ground. Webb now leads the championship by eight points.
It was only in August of 2014, when Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha won its first outdoor championship. Jeremy Martin held the red plate for the entire season before winning; now Cooper Webb claims the plate, in the 2015 Supercross series. Webb’s sheer determination to win, was evident, when he came from the back to win this weekend’s final. Aaron Plessinger took a tumble in the main, which sent him back, but he persevered and finished thirteenth.
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha West Coast riders, Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger showed off their raw speed and talent, at the second round of the Supercross Series. Plessinger’s performance once again indicated that he is on the brink of being a podium finisher. In the main, he came close to passing for third but a small error led him to finish in fifth place. Cooper Webb was the fastest in practice and qualifying, and took his first ever supercross win.
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s West Coast riders, Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger, showed that they meant business, at the first round of the West Coast Supercross series. Plessinger had an impressive ride for his first ever Pro Supercross race, finishing fifth in the main. Webb qualified in pole position. In the main he got caught in a pile up, which set him back, but he then went on to put in some of the fastest lap times of the night and finished seventh.
Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Scott Plessinger really stepped up his game at the Monster Cup 2014. Despite having never raced supercross before, Aaron won both motos and took the overall, in the amateur All-Stars class. Teammate Cooper Webb finished up the day in sixteenth position, in the 450 class, after having crashed in the second moto.
After a season of moto wins, holeshot awards, a championship win and just pure domination, the Yamalube Star Racing team has had a pretty amazing year of racing. For all of its achievements this year, the team was awarded National Team of the year. This award in itself speaks volumes and shows how Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha has really excelled above all of the 250 and 450 teams competing in the championship.
The final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series ended in a similar fashion to that of the start, with the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha boys stealing the show. The 2014 champion, Jeremy Martin, won both motos with teammate, Cooper Webb, taking the holeshot in the first moto and finishing third overall. This has been the team’s most successful year by far, thanks to all of the sponsors, riders and crew, who have worked so hard to make it happen.
The eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was muddy. Jeremy Martin scooped up the championship after the first moto, when he finished second. Webb had a few spills, in the Indianan mud, but his fast pace allowed him to make up time and he finished the moto in sixth position. Both of the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha riders went down in the second moto. Webb came back to fifth and the newly titled champion, Jeremy Martin, came back to fifteenth.
Cooper Webb finished fifth overall and Jeremy Martin finished eighth. The spotlight now turns on Webb, who will be competing for second place in the championship. The ultimate round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be at Tooele, Utah, on August 23.
Jeremy Martin has undeniably dominated this season. He has held the red plate after each round of the Championship. Finally, after a muddy first moto, at the eleventh round in Indiana, he is awarded the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross lites title. This is Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s first outdoor championship, and will hopefully be the first of many more to come.
After a weekend off the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team was back in full swing at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series at Unadilla, NY. Point’s leader, Jeremy Martin, had another consistent ride, finishing second overall, which secured him a sixty-six point lead. Teammate Cooper Webb was seventh in the first moto but dnf’d the second moto. Webb finished fifteenth overall and is now third in the championship. The eleventh round will be at Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 16.
Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin has been chosen to represent team USA at the Motocross of Nations, which will be held in Latvia on September 27-28. After Jeremy’s dominating season, he was an obvious choice to race at the most prestigious international motocross event in the World. Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha is proud to be a part of this year’s US team, and looks forward to the upcoming event.
The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team had another podium finish at the ninth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series in Washougal, WA. Nearing the end of the season, points leader Jeremy Martin, played it safe, going four-four, and taking third overall. Cooper Webb was right behind him with a fourth overall finish. Unfortunately the team’s rookie, Anthony Rodriguez, crashed in the second practice and was unable to race.
The Springcreek track was Jeremy Martin’s playground, just as it had been when he was a kid. He took the overall win at the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and furthered his championship points lead. Cooper Webb redeemed himself, after an unfortunate crash in the first moto. He got the second moto win, which gave him the third podium spot for the day. He also moved back up to second in the points standings. Anthony Rodriguez finished twelfth for the day. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha heads to Washington for the ninth round of the series which will be held on July 26. To really put results in perspective, for the first sixteen motos, Star riders have been in first or second position in fourteen out of sixteen races.
Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha gets three top ten overalls at Buddscreek
The seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, at Buddscreek, MD, was hot and humid. All three of the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamahas were in the top ten with rookie, Anthony Rodriguez, having his best race of the season yet.
Anthony Rodriguez got two solid results for the day, finishing ninth overall. Jeremy Martin got second overall and Cooper Webb finished fifth. After seven rounds, Jeremy Martin remains the one and only points leader for 2014, in the 250 class. Round eight will be at Springcreek, Minnesota, on July 19.
Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha scoops up their 4th overall win at Redbud
The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team put on a spectacular show for the fans at Redbud on the Fourth of July weekend. Jeremy Martin won the first moto and Cooper Webb won the second moto, with Martin finishing close behind in second place. Jeremy took the overall, giving Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha their 4th overall win of the season. With half the season gone the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team has won 8/12 first places and 7/12 second places. Unbelievable.
Another overall win for Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha
After a weekend’s break, the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team returned to Muddy Creek for the fifth round of the Championship. Rookie, Anthony Rodriguez made a comeback after missing three rounds due to injury. The team had another impressive weekend with Cooper Webb getting his first moto win of his career and taking his first overall victory. Jeremy Martin got seventh overall and remains the point’s leader. Rodriguez got his first top ten moto finish and finished eleventh overall. The sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be on July 5, at Redbud, Michigan.
Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Continues its Championship Assault
After four rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha riders Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb continue to occupy first and second places in the overall standings, a position they have enjoyed all season long. Jeremy Martin holds a commanding 36-point lead over third place.
Conditions were questionable for the UPMC High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, as rain prior to the event created a muddy, challenging track, but conditions improved throughout the day and made for exciting racing. Things started out well for Jeremy Martin as he won the Oakley Time Bomb award as fastest qualifier. Jeremy backed up his qualifying win with a strong second place finish in moto one, followed by Cooper in third place. After fighting his way back from a crash in moto two, Martin worked his way up to sixth place to finish second overall, making him the only rider in the 250 class to finish on the podium at every event.
The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Team would like to express its thanks to Keith McCarty and the crew at Yamaha Pro Racing for their continued technical assistance in putting an outstanding motorcycle on the track, as well as their support of the Star Racing amateur platform, which allows the development of outstanding young talent like Jeremy and Cooper. Thanks as well to all our sponsors that provide necessary financial and technical support. It is this commitment that will allow the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Team to achieve its goal of an AMA 250 National Motocross Championship, Yamaha’s first 250/Lites/125 championship since Jeff Emig’s championship in 1992.
Another great race for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team at the Thunder Valley National, Denver, Colorado. Jeremy Martin had a great first moto, coming from the rear, winning his fifth straight moto. Copper Webb showed great speed to challenge Jeremy but crashed while in second to end his second place run. The day ended great with Jeremey maintaining a 26 point lead over his Yamaha teammate. The fourth round will be at the high point race way in Pennsylvania on June 14.
The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team showed that their outshining performance at Glen Helen was not just a once off occurrence. They dominated the second round at Hangtown, Sacramento on May 31, 2014.
250 Moto 1: Jeremy Martin was third off the start and gained control of the race by passing for the lead on the second corner. He maintained last week’s dominating performance and took the win on the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha, with a 19.3 second lead. Cooper Webb was fourth off the start and soon went into third. He went down in an attempt to pass for second position but got up and charged on, managing to catch and pass Justin Bogle, the 2014 Supercross East Coast Champion. He finished the first moto in a strong second position.
250 Moto 2: The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamahas were upfront right from the start in the second moto, with Jeremy getting the holeshot and Cooper in second. Cooper lost a position and fell into 3rd but soon regained the second spot. Jeremy won with a 21 second lead and Cooper finished second.
The team heads to Colorado, on June 6, for the third round of the series. Martin will run the series red plate, with a twelve point lead over his teammate, Cooper Webb.